Title: Knowledge and knowing as structure: a new perspective on the management of technology for the knowledge based economy

Authors: Peter Bond

Addresses: Knowledge and Technology Management Group, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

Abstract: The paper forms part of a project to restate the nature of the process of managing technology and innovation in a way that reflects greater concern for holism and complexity. Complexity Theory, Structuration Theory and Activity Theory are drawn upon to develop a model of a human activity system that has proven useful as a means of linking some recent organisational development ideas such as core-competence, learning organisations and BPR. Appropriately, in an era of the knowledge based economy, it seeks to place the ||person with knowledge|| or the ||knowing person|| at the heart of organisational complexity.

Keywords: techniques; knowledge; systems; innovation management; complexity; technology management; human activity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2000.002879

International Journal of Technology Management, 2000 Vol.20 No.5/6/7/8, pp.528-544

Available online: 07 Jul 2003 *

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